Archives for April 2020

Gregory Nano 18

The Gregory Nano 18 is an excellent choice for hiking and everyday adventures for pre-teens and up. Read on to find out why this is a great versatile pack that older kid adventurers are sure to love! As pre-teens and teens begin outgrowing that … [Read more...]

REI Workload Mini Review

The REI Workload Mini is a youth backpack geared towards heading to school or a weekend adventure. It currently comes in two nature-y prints and solid black. Read on for our full review of this roomy pack! Looking for all our backpack reviews? Find … [Read more...]

REI Bikes for Kids on the Move

REI Co-op provides nearly every type of gear for the active family, including bikes for kids! Given their generous return policy, quality service, and free first tune-ups, buying your child’s next bike from them is worth serious consideration. … [Read more...]

Best Bike Helmets for Kids

Most biking families have a simple rule – no helmet, no bike. Helmets are a critical piece of gear for biking and, in my opinion, should be non-negotiable. This post will help you understand how to get kids to wear a helmet, how to fit helmets … [Read more...]

Spectacular Historical Places to Visit in Singapore

Singapore is a small island state in Southeast Asia that has a rich history. Although it is full of manmade attractions that make tourists come visiting from all parts of the world, the state has preserved numerous historical sites. Foreign tourists, … [Read more...]

Best Bike Accessories for Kids from REI

Kids love riding bikes and we love gear so, we have picked out some of the best accessories REI has to help outfit your kids on their bikes. From the littlest on the balance bike to your big kid ripping down the mountain, this list has something for … [Read more...]

Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack

We received a Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E. right at the tail-end of winter and have had the opportunity to use it on through spring both hiking and biking in varied conditions. The kids’ Mini M.U.L.E. is built like the adult version with its focus on … [Read more...]

Deuter Pico

It’s a beautiful thing when your toddler starts getting excited about carrying some of their own “gear” around. When that time comes, you want to have a pack that meets their needs and keeps the momentum going. The Deuter Pico is … [Read more...]

Deuter Schmusebar

As soon as our son was old enough to start hiking around on his own two feet, he wanted to carry his own backpack. We wanted something small and light enough to fit his slender frame, but big enough to be able to last a few years. After researching … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 40

The REI Tarn 40 pack instantly impressed us with how it looks and feels. I have always loved REI backpacking packs for adults, and this one for children doesn’t sacrifice the quality. It is a great size for backpacking for kids from … [Read more...]

Wonderfold Wagon X2 Review

Let me just start this review with saying that I never really thought a wagon would have a prominent place in our household. We have lots of strollers and they have always been enough. Spoiler – the Wonderfold Wagon X2 has completely blown us … [Read more...]

Gregory Nano 16

The past several weeks we have been testing out the Gregory Nano 16 for hiking and everyday use. Read on to find out why this pack is great for older kid adventurers. The Gregory Nano 16 is a versatile, lightweight pack that is a perfect option for … [Read more...]

Choosing a Bike Trailer

Biking as a family is a great way to get out. For the past 11 years we have had kids in a bike trailer. They not only allow us to get out with little ones, but also with the tons of gear that often comes along with our adventures. That said, choosing … [Read more...]

Mountain Marsupial Jacket Review

Getting out the doors as a mom with littles can be hard. The challenge of this is further complicated when you’re a brand new mom with various worries. That’s where this Mountain Marsupial Jacket review comes in! How will I keep my baby … [Read more...]

Wonderland Trail Backpacking Trip – August 2019 – Beauty and Friendship

View fullsize Our Wonderland Trail Map with our route and itinerary … [Read more...]

Wonderland Trail Backpacking Trip – August 2019 – Beauty and Friendship

Our Wonderland Trail Map with our route and itinerary Note: If you have any questions regarding logistics of backpacking the Wonderland Trail, please feel free to Contact me.In a NutshellThe … [Read more...]

CamelBak Kids’ Scout Hydration Pack

The CamelBak Scout is the perfect hiking and biking pack for 4-7 year olds. The main compartment fits all the essentials and kids are sure to stay hydrated! The post CamelBak Kids’ Scout Hydration Pack appeared first on Tales of a Mountain … [Read more...]

Music for Outdoor Kids

We love to rock it around here.  Music brings up everyone’s mood, and the sillier the words, the sillier the dancing.  While I admittedly am no “music junkie” I do appreciate quality kids’ music, especially when it … [Read more...]

Easy Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course

Making an easy sidewalk chalk obstacle course in your own driveway or street is a great way to get kids outside, creative and moving. We have done this since our kids were young many times, and I love it because as they get older, they can build it … [Read more...]

Hiking Pants for Kids

Hiking pants for kids are crucial to keep kids dry and safe when they are out on the trail. My kids all have pants they use specifically for hiking and exploring. I personally kids just need a couple quality pairs they can wear often. While they are … [Read more...]

The North Face Recon Squash

The North Face Recon Squash is a youth backpack that checks to two kid-friendly boxes: fun design and plenty of storage space. Take a look at why we recommend this pack! See all our backpack reviews here. As an Amazon Associate and member of other … [Read more...]

Wilderness First Aid for Outdoor Families

When we take our kids outside, we always say “Safety First,” but don’t always consciously stop to think about what that means. Managing risk as an outdoor family is one of the most important jobs we have outside, but what does that … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 12

We’ve put the REI Tarn 12 to the test this Spring – hiking, biking, and puddle stomping around the neighborhood. This is a little pack with a lot of incredible features! The Tarn 12 is well-designed, solidly constructed, and incredibly … [Read more...]